Torsten Katz studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Aachen, Germany (RWTH Aachen), followed by a PhD Thesis in Process Engineering.
1997 he started working with BASF. His first job was in the Biotechnology department as a process engineer. Since 2000, he is working in the Gas Treatment Business in various technical and marketing positions from Germany and Hong Kong. Since 2008 he is heading the Global Technology Team and coordinates the OASE® Gas Treatment excellence activities of BASF as well as the new business development activities in the Gas Treatment field.